Ezekiel 5:1

Overview - Ezekiel 5
Under the type of hair,
is shewn the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion;
12 by famine, sword, and dispersion.
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Ezekiel 5:1  (King James Version)
And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair.

In this expressive emblem, the prophet represents the Jewish nation; his hair, the people; the razor, the Chaldeans; the cutting of the hair, the calamities and disgrace coming upon them; the balances, the exact distribution of the Divine judgments; the third part of the hair burnt, those destroyed in the city; the third part smitten with a knife, those slain in attempting to escape; the third part scattered to the winds, those who escaped to other countries; the few hairs in his skirt, those left with Gedaliah; and the burning of these, their destruction in Egypt.

44:20 Leviticus 21:5 ; Isaiah 7:20

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